Cecil Gerald “Jerry” Joyner
November 4, 1935 – August 28, 2015

Funeral services for Cecil Gerald “Jerry” Joyner, 79, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA. Rev. Rick Turner, Rev. Barry Giddens and Rev. Whit Byram will officiate. Services will conclude at the church. Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA. Mr. Joyner passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Friday afternoon, August 28, 2015.

Active pallbearers will be Donald Walden, Earl Sasser, Charles Goar, Billy Wayne Owens, Keith Lacy, Wayne Redden, Richard Cooper, Greg Clark, Tony Turner, Randy Mitchell and Charles Giddens. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Burleigh Law Sunday School Class, Methodist Men, the Birthday Club, members of the Cairo High School Class of 1953, Chuck Stafford and Jim Tenewitz.

Cecil Gerald “Jerry” Joyner was born on November 4, 1935, in Cairo, GA, to the late Clarence I. Joyner and Isabel Allen Joyner. Jerry graduated from Cairo High School in 1953. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. On August 28, 1960, he married Marilyn Williams Joyner, who survives. He was a letter carrier with the United States Postal Service for 35 years. Jerry was the former president of the Cairo Lions Club. Jerry and Marilyn were members of the Big Bend Airstream Club in Tallahassee for 30 years and traveled to all but 3 states in the United States. He cherished his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Cairo First United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Burleigh Law Sunday School Class and Methodist Men.

Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn Williams Joyner of Cairo, GA; sons, Anthony G. Joyner, Sr. (Melinda) of Whigham, GA, Robert S. Joyner of Cairo, GA, Jeffrey C. Joyner (Kelly) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Anthony G. Joyner, Jr. of Cairo, GA, Elizabeth M. Joyner of Savannah, GA, Austin F. Joyner of Cairo, GA, Landry M. Joyner of Cairo, GA, Tyson B. Joyner of Cairo, GA; step-grandchildren, Nikki P. Cromer (P.J.) of Cairo, GA, Madison Poitevint of Whigham, GA; great-grandchildren, Kirra L. Joyner of Cairo, GA, Jackson C. Joyner of Cairo, GA; step-great-grandchild, Maggie Cromer of Cairo, GA; and sister-in-law, Carolyn C. Joyner of Tallahassee, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William E. Joyner.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Joyner’s memory to: First United Methodist Church, 318 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828; or Bethany Hospice, 1321 So. Main Street, Moultrie, GA 31768.

The family will receive friends at the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church Monday, August 31, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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